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How Common Is Hepatitis A

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...Sheet 504 ). Hepatitis is a very common disease. It can affect people even if their immune systems are healthy. Hepatitis can lead to serious scarring (cirrhosis) of the liver and liver failure, which can be fatal. Many cases of hepatitis aren't treated because people either don't feel sick at all, or think they have the flu. The most common symptoms are loss of appetite, fatigue, fever, body aches, nausea and vomiting, and stomach pain. Some...
Ask the Experts

Hepatitis A recovery

I had Hep A a month ago. My ALT-AST had almost recovered since then (ca. from 1000 to 50) and I resumed alcohol and sports. I repeated the test and ALT/AST shot up to ca.250. How long should I refrain from alcohol for and can sports (gym) also be...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I am surprised that you had another blip up of your liver function tests quite frankly. That is not common with hepatitis A which usually resolves in one phase....not a stuttering course of recovery...I would definitely stay away from alcohol... Read more »

hepatitis b

i had unprotected intercourse with a friend 14 years ago, but unsure of her hepatitis status. i never tested for this. wondering your opinion.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Sexual transmission of hepatitis viruses is much more common for hepatitis B than C. However, if you have any lingering concerns regarding the exposure, it is Read more »

curious (SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HEPATITIS C)(HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION)(CURE FOR HIV)

Hey Dr. Frascino,First off, thanks for everything you do. Your hard work and dedication to all of us who need answers doesnt go unnoticed. You are a great person.I have a couple of questions.What is your oppinion on hepatitis c as an STD. Ive heard...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,1.I've discussed the sexual transmission of hepatitis C many times in this forum. Check the archives! As an example, I'll reprint below some information form the archives pertaining Read more »

Dental Transmission of Hepatitis?

Hello. I was just curious how common Hepatitis Transmission is via dentist office cleanings?Last time I was there I questioned them about an autoclave.They said they use one machine that sorta shakes all particals off the tools. Then she said they...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
It is hard for me to comment because I am not sure about what other machine you may be referring to. I would simply ask your dentist directly about the sterilization process and be direct about your concerns. Most likely, you will be reassured since... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A FAQs for the Public

...objects, food, or drinks contaminated by the feces, or stool, of an infected person. Statistics How common is Hepatitis A in the United States? In the United States, there were an estimated 25,000 new Hepatitis A ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A FAQs for Health Professionals

...on viral hepatitis surveillance and case management is available at www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/SurveillanceGuidelines.htm . How common is Hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection in the United States? Hepatitis A rates in the United States have... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B Linked to Lymphoma in Study

... New research finds that people chronically infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) are nearly two times as likely to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). HBV is already known to cause liver cancer Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Diagnosing Hepatitis in Princesses and in Commoners

...biliary disease. She had never hadsurgery or required a blood transfusion. Because of the jaundice, I askedabout any jaundice or hepatitis among other members of the Royal Family or thepalace staff. Neither the Princess nor Miss DuPont, who was... Read more »
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insertive oral sex and vih and hepatitis b

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infectet by hepatitis B for insertive oral sex?? i have a negative VIH test from 1 year... Read more »

hepatitis b and insertive oral sex

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infected by hepatitis B from insertive oral sex??im negative test 5 monts and 2 weeks of HIV after my last encountrer- thanks Read more »

hepatitis and swollen nodes?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
does hep cause swollen lymph nodes? Read more »

Hepatitis A:Causes,Symptoms,Prevention & Treatment

Posted by nov
...This article Aalso known as infectious hepatitis, is a liver disease caused by the Hepatitis A virus, HAV. This is comparatively a mild disease which does not progress to a chronic stage. Persons who have contracted the Read more »